Jihan McDonald

Jihan McDonald

Hi, my name is Jihan [They/Them] and I am a non-binary Black womxn from Oakland, CA [Huichin Village of Chochenyo Ohlone land]. I have been practising NVC for 8 years, serving as a trainer for 5, and look forward to a lifetime of developing my practice. While my work takes many different forms- workshops, rituals, nonprofit consulting, 1:1 coaching/counseling- all of it is oriented towards the evolution of humane beings into human(e) beings and I see nonviolence as a cultural necessity for that possibility. I hold an M.A. in Social Transformation and in addition to NVC have training in Kingian Nonviolence, Capacitar Trauma Healing & Release, and Life Coaching. I also bring a lifetime of living expertise in navigating systems of oppression as a marginalized person within a socio-cultural system defined by beliefs in White supremacy, capitalism, and heteronormative patriarchy.